RRRC Toy Run 5K

In-person December 11 --- Virtual December 10-12 Richmond, VA 23220 US
Description

2022 Race Registration will open on October 1, 2022!

The Richmond Road Runners Club (RRRC) presents the 36th Annual RRRC Toy Run 5K on Saturday, December 11, 2021. This year, the race will take place in Richmond's Byrd Park. The Kids Run will begin at 8:30am and the Toy Run 5K will begin at 9:00am. There will also be a virtual Toy Run 5K option that will take place December 10th-12th. 

All profits from the race will be donated to Mason's Toy Box, a nonprofit which distributes toys to hospitalized children and their families in Central Virginia. See below for more information about Mason's Toy Box.

Mason’s Toy Box Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which lends emotional, financial, and medical support to families engaged in pediatric medical life-altering struggles by offering gifts to hospitalized children (and their family members). Mason's Toy Box Foundation provide relief to families facing overwhelming emotional and financial burdens. With your donation, toys will be purchased and shipped directly from participating merchants to pediatric patients and their families.

Event Details and Fees

Toy Run 5K

This is an in-person 5K. Participants must be 5 years old or older.

Registration fee - $15 for RRRC members and $20 for non-members (plus processing fee). Note that there will be no giveaway this year. All race profits will support Mason's Toy Box.

 

Kids 1/2 Mile Run

This is an in-person kids run. Participants must be 3-12 years old.

Registration is free.

 

Virtual Toy Run 5K

This is a virtual 5K. Participants must be 5 years old or older.

Registration fee - $15 for RRRC members and $20 for non-members (plus processing fee). Note that there will be no giveaway this year. All race profits will support Mason's Toy Box.

 

Any discounts will be applied at check out.

Refund Policy: All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. Bib numbers are not transferrable. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.

In-Person Courses & Course Rules

Toy Run 5K

The in-person 5K starts and ends at The Landing at Fountain Lake, the building with a concession stand and bathrooms on the west side of Fountain Lake in Byrd Park. The course is a scenic out and back route in Byrd Park with views of Fountain Lake, Swan Lake, and Shields Lake. The race will be chip-timed by the Richmond Road Runners Club, and results will be posted on this website.

The 5K is a family-friendly event.

- Runners and walkers 5 years of age or older are welcome.
- Runners or walkers with running/jogging strollers or walking strollers are permitted.
- If you run or walk with a stroller, we do ask that you start at the rear of the starting corral.  

This is a cupless race. There will be one (1) water refill station on the course. There will be water and other refreshments after the race.

 

Kids 1/2 Mile Run

The Kids 1/2 Mile Run also starts and ends at The Landing at Fountain Lake in Byrd Park. The course is a 1/2 mile loop on the sidewalk around Fountain Lake. This is an untimed event.

- Runners and walkers are welcome.
- Runners or walkers with running/jogging strollers or walking strollers are permitted.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC, AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS, COURSE MARSHALS, AND POLICE. 

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, RRRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Toy Run 5K and kids run.

The out-and-back course route for the 5K is below. There may be minor changes to the route.

Race Check-In

Race check-in (bib number/chip pick up) starts at 7:30am on race day at The Landing at Fountain Lake in Richmond's Byrd Park.

On-site registration (payment by credit card only -- no cash or checks accepted) will be available at check-in on race day. 

Parking

Street parking is located throughout Byrd Park as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. Additional parking is located in a lot near the intersection of South Sheppard Street and Grant Street. 

Awards

5K Awards

  • Gift certificates from Fleet Feet Richmond will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top male and female master (age 40-49), and the top male and female grandmaster (age 50 and over). Ribbons will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group in 5-year increments from 5-9 years to 70 and over. 

Kids Run Awards

  • All participants finishing the kids run will receive a Kids Finisher Medal.
Volunteer @ Race

The Richmond Road Runners Club relies on wonderful volunteers to help make our race experiences both enjoyable and successful. Please consider lending a hand at this event and enjoying a race from the other side!

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Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Director

Kirk Millikan, toyrun@rrrc.org

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